force for good

German translation: Macht des Guten

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English term or phrase:force for good
German translation:Macht des Guten
Entered by: BrigitteHilgner

14:12 Apr 6, 2007
English to German translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Military / Defense / Iranian kidnap of British sailors
English term or phrase: force for good
This was effectively confirmed by Sir Alan West, until recently the First Sea Lord, who said that the rules were ‘de-escalatory’, and part of the British attempt to be a ‘force for good’ (the government’s cant phrase about our armed services).
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Macht des Guten
Explanation:
Das geht auf die primitive US-amerikanische Einteilung der Welt in Gute und Böse zurück - es gibt Schurkenstaaten und es gibt die Guten.

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Note added at 22 hrs (2007-04-07 12:16:54 GMT)
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Ich wurde darauf hingewiesen, dass mein Kommentar nicht politisch korrekt ist - ich ziehe das Wort "primitiv" hiermit zurück.
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BrigitteHilgner
Austria
Local time: 00:59
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Danke schön!
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Macht des Guten


Explanation:
Das geht auf die primitive US-amerikanische Einteilung der Welt in Gute und Böse zurück - es gibt Schurkenstaaten und es gibt die Guten.

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Note added at 22 hrs (2007-04-07 12:16:54 GMT)
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Ich wurde darauf hingewiesen, dass mein Kommentar nicht politisch korrekt ist - ich ziehe das Wort "primitiv" hiermit zurück.

BrigitteHilgner
Austria
Local time: 00:59
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 14
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Danke schön!

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agree  erika rubinstein
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  -> Danke schön, Erika.

agree  Sonia Heidemann
17 hrs
  -> Danke schön, Sonia. Frohe Ostern!

agree  H. G.
2 days 6 hrs
  -> Thank you, Gunsou.
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